Sep. 17, 2020

HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sided with the Wolf administration and the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in allowing for ballots to be counted that are received up to three days following the election day deadline, for satellite election office locations and the use of drop boxes.

In response, Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) made the following statement:

“Two weeks ago, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed significant election legislation, based off of the governor’s report from the primary election, that among other things expands and clarifies voting options, enhances penalties for voter fraud, provides for more reasonable timelines to ensure ballots can be cast by election day, and allows for pre-canvassing.

“Today's decision makes Pennsylvania’s elections less secure and opens the door to serious questions about the integrity of the process in one of the most significant national and state elections in recent memory. Even more concerning is that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has once again normalized the Wolf administration’s disrespect for the Constitution, the rule of law and the voice of the people.

“We are currently examining our legal and legislative options and remain committed to ensuring our elections are conducted in a safe and secure manner with results beyond reproach.”

Speaker Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Mike Straub
717-260-6397 /

Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader
171st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Jason Gottesman
717-512-0620 /